Thomas Froman Johnson, Jr.

Thomas Froman Johnson, Jr., 84, passed away at 12:03 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford. Born July 22, 1930, in Petersburg, he was the son of Thomas Froman and Stella (Colvin) Johnson, Sr.

He married Sheila Rae Decker July 24, 1947, and she preceded him in death April 30, 2012.

He retired from Allison Transmission.  Thomas was a member and past master of Raleigh Masonic Lodge No. 640 F&AM.

Surviving: son, Keith Edward Johnson, Mitchell; grandchildren, Kristie Kirk, Angela Stryzinski, and Detra Craft; 12 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren.

His parents; wife; daughter, Trenda Kaye Blagg; and great-great granddaughter, Chloe Stryzinski, preceded him in death.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the funeral home. A Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Mitchell with Rev. Dr. O. W. Willis and Rev. Aaron Willis officiating. Graveside service will be at 4 p.m. at Williams Cemetery in Pike County.

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